Hundreds Placed at Risk in Israel by Anti-Vaxxers

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This past Tuesday, Israel’s Health Ministry announced that the outbreak of measles since the beginning of the year has risen to 882. Most of these...

Halachic Musings: A Prayer For Peace

Reuven was in charge of a college that had a strict policy. If you registered for a class, you had precisely one week to withdraw. If you did not...

Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Lech-Lecha, Menachos

  What if someone did something he thought was chillul Shabbos? The daf of last Shabbos (64a) discussed this question in the course of dealing with various scenarios of animals that...

Halachic Musings: A Derashah Or A Drink?

https://youtu.be/b2M7ODsMpJM A man walked out of the sanctuary of the shul to an area where the other men were making Kiddush. This time, however, someone began to berate him. “You don’t...

Splashed by a Puddle on the Way to Shul

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Reuvain was always an early bird. Shimon was always late. Reuvain and his child were already on their way to shul on Shabbos. Shimon was on...

Halacha: Cancelling a Babysitter

Question:  I am a mother and I'm curious to know the right way to go about cancelling a babysitter. It's very difficult when a babysitter cancels last minute. But the...

The Case of the Buckled Driveway

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Dear Rabbi, My neighbor planted trees on his side of the fence over twenty years ago. Now the roots of those trees have caused my...

Paying Babysitters On Time and More, Part One

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They watch our children while we go out to a wedding or to a restaurant to eat. They will often agree to come at a moment’s...

The Joy Continues: Isru Chag Sukkos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Sukkos is over. Family members go home, but we can continue the joy. The Gemorah (Sukkah 45b) tells us in the name of Rabbi Yochanan in the...

Eating in the Sukkah on Shmini Atzeres: Chassidim Versus Misnagdim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman One of the general differences between Litvaks (Misnagdim) and Chassidim lies in what they do on the holiday of Shmini Atzeres regarding eating in the Sukkah....

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By Ron Jager Indifference to the daily suffering of Israeli communities located in the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip seems to have become acceptable to...

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